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The Solar Orbiter magnetometer

Horbury, TS; O'Brien, H; Carrasco Blazquez, I; Bendyk, M; Brown, P; Hudson, R; Evans, V; ... Burgess, D; + view all (2020) The Solar Orbiter magnetometer. Astronomy & Astrophysics 10.1051/0004-6361/201937257. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

The magnetometer instrument on the Solar Orbiter mission is designed to measure the magnetic field local to the spacecraft continuously for the entire mission duration. The need to characterise not only the background magnetic field but also its variations on scales from far above to well below the proton gyroscale result in challenging requirements on stability, precision, and noise, as well as magnetic and operational limitations on both the spacecraft and other instruments. The challenging vibration and thermal environment has led to significant development of the mechanical sensor design. The overall instrument design, performance, data products, and operational strategy are described.

Type: Article
Title: The Solar Orbiter magnetometer
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201937257
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201937257
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: space vehicles: instruments; solar wind; Sun: magnetic fields
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Space and Climate Physics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10110661
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